From Andrew Chrystie.
BREVIEG Sept 6th 1725 n s
To Broyr & Sister.
My last was from Moss of June 28th In answer to yours of December 30th 1724, Since
which we have not been favoured wt any from you.
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you, as also my fayrs aversion thereto; I must now tell you that there has fallen a greater block in my way, qeh is more powerfull than all ye former arguments: I have att last yeilded to Cupid's power, and am so much wounded wt his arrows, that all ye prospect of trade and the greatest encouragement whatsomever, cou'd not be able to draw my affections from that Object whereon I have placed them: 1 have only begunn to make my application that way Since I came here to Brevieg about 3 or 4 days agoe, and have made Such progress, that, I think, I have as good as gott her consent wt her parents and nearest Relations. You will no doubt now be anxious to know her Name and Kindred, wt the qualifications that may attend her: Her name is Karen Lars dotter daughter to Lars Nielson formerly a Merclitt here in Brevieg, who died a few years agoe and her Mother alive, who is married lately to a Anoyr Merchant here of ye Same Surname. Her father was broyr to Jacob Nielson whom you have no doubt hear'd of formerly: If 1 shou'd now give you a particular description of her beauty and oyr qualities, you wou'd no doubt think my love to her wou'd make me Sway much to flatterie, yrfore in a word I can tell you, she's handsome, beautifull, Religious, well tempered, well educated, wise and vertous, and in a word indued wt all ye qualifications requisit to make a wo an compleat, and about 18 years of Age. What She may have as to the worlds part ont, I leave to the last, and believe that she's rich enough When she's indued w, the above properties; however by qt she has left by her father's death, and by oyrs of her near Relations (who have no heirs) are able and (I doubt not) willing to give her, I a[m] in ye thoughts she will have no contemp[t] portion. 1 have no thoughts as yett for certain. qt Place to Settle in nor when to consummate my happiness as I have only Just now made a beginning, the issue qrof I leave to the providence of God.-You will no doubt laugh att my Stile in y' letter, but when you Know qt influence love may have on my Spirits, you will not think it so Strange. I will take it upon me to recommend my Dear Cassie to both your affections, and to assure you in
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her name that You may alwise expect ye Same affection from her as formerly you have had
and ever Shall have from
To Mr CADWALLADER COLDEN
Doctor of Medicine in Newyork & the John Gally North America
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